I am happy to announce to be part of the wonderful NewsLoop app from Singtel from Singapore and I like to say Hello to all the Singaporeans who are already enjoying this app and would like to welcome all of you who like to be in the loop of what is happening in the world. Special thanks to the lovely Samantha whoinvited me.
Perhaps you remember this gorgeous app, Count the Animals by appracadabra. Great to tell you that this app has won many awards. Studio appracadabra launched a new iphone and ipad App last week, called Theater and it's is just as perfect!
With ‘Theater’ children make up the the best stories. They can build a magical forest, play with knights in shining armor and pretend to be Little Red Riding Hood.
Press here ... for dots, dots and more dots...who doesn’t love dots! This app is so wonderfull and made for kids of all ages. This app is inspired by the best selling picture book named Press Here. The app consist of 15 games/activities which help you kids discover shapes, multiply, hear sounds and see and lean colours. So let their imagination run wild and start having fun with the Press Here App available here on iTunes
PrestoBingo Shapes is one of the many educational apps for your kids. What makes this app so special? Well let me tell you, this colorfully and interactive app challenges your kids in a fun way to find and count shapes that are hidden in the pictures. Also the graphic details in this app are so beautifully done that it looks like you were reading a children’s book or a nursery rhyme. It may sounds easy enough but along the way you will find out that is more challenging then you might expected it to be. This app is here available in iTunes..
Scribble Press is an amazingly crative app and I am wondering if there is an app designed similar to this one but then for adults.
Don’t you just love it when your kid tells you a story that he or she made up themselves and shows you the drawings that belongs to that story?
Well this app helps your kids to share their own stories and drawings. Let them be creative and fantasize about magic, dragons, princess or even talking animals... With this app they can create their own ebook and share them with others. And who knows maybe they will be the next Roald Dahl or J.K. Rowlings :) ... available right here.
Geom-e-Twee ... the name of this app is clever and funny at the same time... I just love a good word play, although I am not good at it at all.... but this app is designed for your kids to create art and at the same time teach them about the mathematical lessons like angles, ratios, and symmetry that are hidden in the colourful app. .... you can buy it here.
Hope this round-up is helpful and your kids will enjoy them, thanks to Rachelle who helped me find them ~irene xoxo
Learning to count in Arabic, Dutch, Swiss German or just in English? You can now in the prettiest way possible with ‘Count the Animals!’, a new children’s app launched today by Dutch publisher Appracadabra.
Of course I am proud to give you the scoop ... and also to be able to share a bit more with you the 'why's and how's' behind this very beautiful app. I believe apps like these are still hard to find but make the app-shop so much more interesting, creative and worth visiting with your kids.
I would use this app for travelling, killing some difficult hours at the end of the day when the boys are tired. Just put the iphone or ipad on the table and turn the app in a guessing-game...
Why this application? Marlis and Xander were the Milan airport waiting for their flight to Palermo. It was hot and their daughters, Magali and Anais were bored. They had brought some books and downloaded some apps but soon found out that most apps were only available in English - and on top of that the girls were quickly bored... it was then that the idea was born to make children's apps in as many different languages!
But where to start and to do you create an app? It starts by developing an interesting concept and doing lot's of research! By looking at our own children, seeing what they like to play with and keeps them concentrated. We also looked at the Montessori idea that every child wants to learn. Just give them the right apps and they will discover and learn. Not from a mandatory didactic tone, but playful. After that finding the perfect illustrator , in this case Caroline Ellerbeck, known for her work for Flow Magazine and four Golden books and for translators: turned out they were easy to find at the school playground, fathers and mothers from different nationalities. And last but not least an App developer.
Nice parts of the whole process? The collaboration with the illustrator, Caroline Ellerbeck! Marlis and Xander have invented many concepts in the past, but the illustrator often adds that special edge to the outcome ... leaving us until the end
and some difficult parts? Finding the right developer, who not only understands the programming, but who also understands the style, feel, emotion and therefore the message behind the app...
Future plans Appracadabra and 'One, dwa, treís'? Every two months we are planning on launching a new app for children aged 0-6 years. We already have started working together with international illustrators.
We also aim to make every app tangible... by making it possible to have a print of the app in your home too. For instance for 'One, dwa, treís' we have created the "Count the Animals!" poster.
I just downloaded this very funny, arty, cool and creative application for the ipad...paper town friends...graphic designer and illustrator Robin Rosenthal, has created the best dress-up game that i have seen so far. This former art director at Martha Stewart Kids magazine now specializes in designing and developing products for babies and children ...and she truly knows how to make children laugh, Lode had so much fun playing with his new friends after i downlaoded it. Upon a fold brought me to this website and if you visit Robin's blog you will see how she made this apllication.
Please believe me I'm not an i-phone addict but I truly love it when 'old meets new' and this i-phone app is a perfect example of just that...gorgeous illustrated flashcards on your i-phone for your toddler. No need to bring the big stack of cards to a restaurant but just your iphone and learn about the animal sounds, names and more...
...the creative people from 'a modern eden' have done an excellent job in bringing their beuatifl work online...but for those of you who prefer to have the real thing, no worries the flash-cards on paper are available right here :) Thanks Urban Mommy for telling me about this great App.
Hi and welcome to Bloesem! My name is Irene Hoofs and I started this journal in 2008 wanting to share my passion for design, art and craft with you. New to BloesemKids? Here are my 10 favorite posts to get you started.